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Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to this TicketSage page

Yuma Parks & Rec Spring & Summer 2014 Activities Guide is available online, click here to browse or print.

Please note, Heritage Festivals events in Historic Downtown are now under the direction of Perla Wicks - call 928-373-5028 (office) 928-581-4501 (cell) or email perla.wicks@yumaaz.gov.

GOT EVENTS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE? Please add them to yumacalendar.org AND ALSO drop an email to our "calendar queen" Kate McGovern, kate@visityuma.com*, with date, time, description, cost and where to get more information (phone number or website). We'll add events of general interest to this website listing, the printed version passed out at the Visitor Info Center & our free email newsletter.

2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Updated June 30, 2014

We work hard throughout the year to confirm dates for your favorite events and periodically update this calendar as we fill in all the important information.

In the meantime, there are lots of fun things going on all year round. For the freshest and most detailed information, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "sign up for our Email newsletter," then choose "Upcoming Events in Yuma."

We'll send you a free weekly email with details about what's happening around the area for the weekend, the following week, and into the future. (Please note, we promise not to share your email address with anyone else, and you can "unsubscribe" at any time).

Click the interactive box on this page to search Yuma's free community events calendar at www.yumacalendar.org -- or to enter information about your own event.

AUGUST

August 22 (Yuma Civic Center)
KCFY BACK TO SCHOOL BASH. For more info contact 928-373-5040

August 22 (Main St)
Celebrate the Heat on Yuma's Main St. Our City of Yuma Fire Dept. will be on hand to mist the children and willing adults starting at 6:00 p.m. We will be giving away sliced watermelons on a first come basis. Our generous sponsor is, Bare Naked Soap Co. Also, thank you to Lutes' for refrigerating the watermelons during the day. W.A.C.O.G. will be on hand with ice for the children to play in. Food and business vendors will be lined up on Main St. There will be available jumpies and face painting for a fee. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please call Perlita at 373.5028

August 22 (Lutes Casino)
Lutes Summer Jazz Series closes with a lively performance from the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet. Lutes is a Yuma original and great place to beat the heat with some cool jazz. 7-9 p.m.  Info 210-2440 (Steve Hennig) or 782-2192 (Lutes).

August 30 (Kennedy Athletic Complex)
2nd Annual Woof Splash Expo. The dog days of summer now mean a refreshing dip in the pool for your pooch! 9 am to noon.

August 30-31 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Territorial Gun Show. For more info contact 928-373-5040.


SEPTEMBER
 

September 16 (Fairgrounds)
Jordan Circus.  For more info call 928-726-4420.

September 20 (Civic Center)
Wedding & Quinceanera Expo.  More info, contact 928-373-5040.

September 27 (Fairgrounds)
Roller Derby Tournament.  More info call 928-726-4420.
 

OCTOBER

October 4 (Fairgrounds)
Monster Truck Show. For more info call 928-726-4420.

October 4 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Jaycee’s P.L.A.Y. Day (People Learning About Yuma) 10 am to 3 pm. More info, 373-5040.

October 18 (AWC Schoenning Conference Center)
Hospice of Yuma’s Annual Monster Mash.  For more info contact 928-343-2222 or visit www.hospiceofyuma.com

October 18  (Wellton Community Center)
36th Annual Tri-Valley Ambulance Benefit.  928-344-2000


October 25 (Fairgrounds)
Truck Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

October 28 (Yuma Civic Center)
Heart of Yuma. This ceremony honors those who have “Made a Difference” in Yuma County. For more info contact 928-373-5040

October 31 (Yuma Territorial Prison)
Scary & Safe Trick or Treat, 5:30-8pm  $1 admission.  Let kids collect candy through the old cell block from costumed volunteers. Proceeds benefit Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.  Info call 928-783-4771 www.yumaprison.org
 

NOVEMBER

Sunrise Famers Market every Sunday from 9am to 2pm. For more info call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday and Thursday plus, the first Saturday of the month. Cost is $10, call 928-231-6433 for start time, location & to reserve.

November 1 (Ray Kroc Baseball Complex)
2nd Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest.  VIP admission noon, General Admission 1pm to 5pm. Benefits the Yuma Community Veterans Fund.  Music, food, fun & lots of BEER!  Don’t forget your pretzel necklaces & kilts! 928-783-0071 or 928-376-0100

November 1-2 (Fairgrounds)
Murphy’s Gun Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 7-9 (Fairgrounds)
V.W. Rally. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 8 (Fairgrounds)
Final Roller Derby Tournament. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 8 (Main Street)
21st Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts 10am-3pm.  928-373-5202

November 8 (Yuma Territorial Prison)
3:10 to Yuma Annual Fundraiser, more info call 373-5198.

November 15 (Historic North End)
Yuma Medjool Date Festival (9am to 5pm) with activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm. Large date related machinery to be displayed on Main Street, plus food booths and vendors. For vendor applications, call Perlita Wicks at 928-373-5028. www.yumamedjooldatefestival.com

November 15 (Fairgrounds)
Fun Run. For more info call 928-726-4420 November 21-23 (West Wetlands Park) 24th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival presented by the Caballeros de Yuma. Three days of balloon flights and a special evening glow Saturday night at Desert Sun Stadium. For more info contact 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org.

November 21-23 (West Wetlands Park)
24th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival presented by the Caballeros de Yuma. Three days of balloon flights and a special evening glow Saturday night at Desert Sun Stadium. For more info contact 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org.

November 22 (Yuma Civic Center)
YCAF & CE Community Bazaar. 180 crafters, door prizes, free kids face painting etc. For more info contact 928-373-5040

November 28-30 (Fairgrounds)
AKC Dog Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 29
Ken & Betty Borland’s Holiday Light Pageant & Tower Lighting featuring local entertainment, carols and the lighting of Friendship Tower. Event starts at dusk. For more info call 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org
 


DECEMBER

Farmers Markets:

Quartermaster Depot-Sunrise Farmers Market every Sunday from 9am to 2pm. For info call 928-782-0062 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com

Historic Downtown Yuma-Every Tuesday from 10am to 3pm thru April 1, except holidays. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For info call 425-941-5030

Yuma Palms Regional Center-Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm thru the last Saturday in March except holidays. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For info call 425-941-5030

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook, sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday and Thursday plus, the first Saturday of the month. Cost is $10, call 928-231-6433 for start time, location & to reserve.

December 1 (Fairgrounds)
AKC Dog Show.
For more info call 928-726-4420

December 4 (Yuma Civic Center)
Sports Turf/Tree & Landscape Expo. For professionals & homeowners. Open to the public. For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 5-7 (Fairgrounds)
Potpourri Arts & Crafts Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

December 5 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Rotary Club Kammann Sausage Fry.  For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 6 (Veterans Stadium)
El Toro Bowl. The two very best NJCAA football teams in the nation collide for pride & possibly a national championship. Get tickets at www.eltorobowl.com.

December 12-14 (Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show. For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 13 (Historic Downtown)
Pre-Parade Plug-in Party (for kids 12 & under) 2-5 pm. For more info call 928-783-0071 or 928-376-0100.

December 13 (Historic Downtown)
12th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade.  Bring the family to this great free event and enjoy marching bands & view floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights.  For more info call 928-783-0071 or go to www.visityuma.com

December 19-21 (Foothills)
The Annual Foothills Parade of Christmas Lights starts each evening at 6pm at Foothills Blvd & 46th Street.  For more info call 310-339-2621.

December 20-21 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Territorial Gun Show. For more info contact 928-373-5040

** BE PATIENT! WE'LL HAVE WINTER EVENTS POSTED SOON! **

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